Huzzah for me, the little bundle of joy that is the Moonlight Scribbler will turn one year old on April 6th. The most unknown and unread blog in that chaotic maelstrom that is the blogosphere will be celebrating its anniversary in almost total obscurity having a grand total of exactly one comment posted to all of the 20 odd posts that make up the Scribbler. I said from the get-go that I really didn't care if anyone read this thing. It's pretty much an exercise in writing and and therapy for my occasionally restless mind.
The Scribbler is what I like to call a long-form blog. I don't bang out little nuggets of stuff about the things going on in the world at the moment I see them. I don't use my BlackBerry nor my Voq or any of my other cellphones to Mobile blog from wherever I am. I sit down at the old Compaq Evo D500 that occupies the only table in my room and I write very long, wordy pieces of 3,000-4,000 words about a specific subject from soup to nuts that I'm interested in, and have just enough knowledge about that I feel comfortable writing about it with some modicum of credibility. Then again, I ain't ashamed to say that half the time, I don't have a clue of what I'm talking about. But I'm not alone in that, have you seen any of the blogs out there? Citizen journalism, my butt. A lot of the so-called bloggers use their blogs to slam those they do not agree with, and post rumors, innuendo and accusations that have no grounds. I put out my opinions on stuff, but I do link to reputable sources (well, as reputable as Wikipedia can be, but I predominately link to original source documents. ) But mostly, I do this because I found my writing jones in college, and this is a great way to scratch that itch. I probably need to promote this thing a little more. I think I have enough of a body of content that I could attract a following, but I'm too lazy and most of this is for my benefit. But one day, I'll get around to promoting the Scribbler and seeing if anyone's nuts enough to read the damn thing. Until then, I'll celebrate by having a beer at the Legion followed by large amounts of junk food that'll kill my butt dead in 5 years. Happy Birthday, Scribbler!!!!